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Las nueve vidas de Jeremy

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  1,384 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
En su vigésimo cumpleaños, Jeremy declara su pasión a la mujer que ama, y es rechazado. Desesperado, decide que Dios es responsable por su dolor, y en un gesto de desafío resuelve quitarse la vida. Pero luego la luz del día lo despierta, y descubre a su lado a Victoria, que lo mira enamorada. Ha pasado un año. Loco de alegría, Jeremy vive un día de felicidad, rehusándose a ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published May 2009 by Vergara (first published 2007)
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A. Bookzilla.
Nov 09, 2012 A. Bookzilla. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-read
I started to read this book in French a while ago, unfortunately my French is just not good enough (even with a dictionary by my side).

Honestly, yes, it was a bit hard following what was going on, but it's not rocket science. Things can get lost in translation, but I think Summer Robinson did a wonderful job.
The story is pretty simple, Jeremy, turning twenty, hopelessly in love with Victoria, commits suicide on his birthday after she rejects him. Then, a couple of times over the years, he wakes
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Luci
Feb 22, 2013 Luci rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nina Diep Tran
Cuộc đời là sự đấu tranh giữa cái tà và thiện trong tâm hồn mỗi con người.

Nếu cuộc đời của bạn chỉ là sự tồn tại trong thời gian vài ngày, bạn có tiếp tục chiến đấu với cuộc sống và sống thật với con người của mình trong khoảng thời gian ngắn ngủi ấy? Riêng tôi, tôi cũng không biết mình sẽ như thế nào, sẽ chọn con đường tiếp tục sống hay bước sang ngã rẽ để mặc cho mọi thứ đưa đẩy bản thân mình…

Sau lời tỏ tình chân thành với Victoria nhưng không thành, ngày 8 tháng 5 năm 2001, vào đúng cái ngày
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Bach Tran Quang
Jul 31, 2013 Bach Tran Quang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Một câu truyện tuyệt vời, ấn tượng hơn cả là nhân vật chính chỉ tỉnh dậy vào ngày sinh nhật. Và thật đặc biệt là ngày sinh nhật ấy trùng với sinh nhật tôi.

Chỉ đến khi chết đi rồi thì chúng ta mới thấy tiếc nuối và biết buông bỏ phải ko? Tôi vẫn chưa hiểu một câu chuyện xuất sắc thế này mà chưa bị tuyệt bản?
Liliana Saquicela
Dec 18, 2012 Liliana Saquicela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ghosts, male-pov

Ok so, Thierry Cohen's Still with Me book cover caught my attention. To me it seemed very romantic but like the guy was in pain (not physically bit mentally.) Reading the blurb made me more interested so i was like, "hmm, looks interesting; lets see the reviews..." all of them if not most, were in (what really looks like) french......so i started to browsed thru it since its relatively short to some i've read (come on people, we all do it, sometimes book covers can be deceiving LOL).....going t

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Heaven Yassine
Mar 12, 2016 Heaven Yassine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Une très belle lecture. Plein de rebondissements,pas de temps morts. L'histoire ne ressemble a aucune autre, un très bon moment de lecture !
Sarah
Aug 29, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Ich hätte es vorgezogen zu leben" ist ein sehr emotionaler Roman aus der Feder des französischen Autors Thierry Cohen, der mir insgesamt sehr gut gefallen hat.

Inhalt: Jeremy begeht am Abend seines 20. Geburtstags Selbstmord, da seine große Liebe Victoria seine Gefühle nicht erwidert. In einem hitzigen Streitgespräch mit Gott verabschiedet sich Jeremy von der Welt, doch ein Jahr später, am Morgen seines 21. Geburtstags wacht er wieder auf. An seiner Seite liegt Victoria, die ihm liebevoll zum Ge
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Scarlett Janeway-keck
God that was so heart wrenching I had my heart in my stomach the whole time reading this book. Yes it was very French reminded me a bit like Amélie where she sent the gnome on the trip and had a friend send postcards back to her father but that wasn't her life. At least that what I think happen don't remember the movie as clearly as I'd like. I feel so sorry for Jeremy even though I would never condone suicide someone life is to precious to just throw away. I know sone people's lives are tough a ...more
Obsidian
Jan 06, 2016 Obsidian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Still With Me" by Thierry Cohen was written in response to a close friend of his committing suicide. Apparently this novel opened up a huge discussion of suicide in France and led to some practices being implemented in response to suicide.

"Still With Me" revolves around Jeremy, a 20 year old student who commits suicide on his 20th birthday when the girl he has loved since he was a child, Victoria, rejects his declaration of love and informs him she is engaged to someone else. Jeremy committing
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Mi Camino Blanco
Dec 13, 2015 Mi Camino Blanco rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Lectura rápida, de un día, y a pesar del exceso de trasfondo religioso, una bonita historia sobre la vida, el amor y la inevitabilidad de las consecuencias de nuestros actos.

Nuestras decisiones abren diferentes caminos, afectan nuestro devenir pero también el de las personas que de algún modo se han vinculado o se vincularían a nosotros.

Dice una reseña en la portada del libro que el autor dedicó el libro a un amigo que se suicidó y que tal vez de haber tenido la suerte de leerlo no lo hubiera
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Asmaperle
Oct 24, 2015 Asmaperle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnifique roman, que j'avais tout d'abord pris pour un roman sur la seconde chance, le fait de réparer les erreurs d'une vie. En fait, ce n'est pas du tout comme cela que je l'ai ressenti, c'est pour moi un hymne à la famille, à l'amour, à l'amitié.
Ce roman parle des erreurs commises sur un coup de tête et que l'on paient durant sa vie entière. La vie est courte et pour le personnage central, elle l'est encore plus.
Il subit sans comprendre pourquoi.
La délivrance finit par arriver, elles a
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Julia Amante
Apr 09, 2013 Julia Amante rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark love story. Not my typical read, but any book that makes me think about life and the reasons we are here is worth my time. Deals with the implications of suicide. Should be assigned to high schoolers who often need to be reminded about the value of life and how important life choices can be since they affect not only them, but those that love them.
Stancy
Feb 27, 2016 Stancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
C'était sympa mais ça a été long à démarrer. Il m'a fallu une centaine de pages pour commencer à apprécier le livre. Et il a fallu la fin pour que je sois vraiment dans l'histoire et que j'apprécie les personnages. Dommage !
Michele
Jun 21, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The neurologist said I could start to read 20 to 30 minutes a day. Well, that was very hard with this book because I couldn't put it down, yet I had to. Intriguing, addicting, unlike anything I've ever read before, I highly recommend this book.
Morgan White
Mar 06, 2013 Morgan White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although religion is a huge part of "Still With Me," I simply could not put it down. I am a religious person, but the only religious book I really like is the Bible itself. "Still With Me" broke my heart and kept me engaged nonstop.
Shannon The Show Stopper
This book is definitely worth reading and it's a very quick read. I gave it 3.5 stars because the story is so original and that seems hard to find. I didn't know it was originally written in French until after I finished reading it. That fact made some things make a little more sense.
Максим Дранко
Книга про жизнь. Читается стремительно, а послевкусие крайне долгое.
Elisia Carr
Jul 17, 2013 Elisia Carr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book addresses suicide, and the value of the life God has given us. It was amazing.
Saif Chaouachi
Mar 03, 2015 Saif Chaouachi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book i read so far
Andrea Buschman
Haunting, interesting, confusing at times, but the story stays with you long after you finish. It makes you think about the consequences of your actions and how they affect others around you.
Shirley
Feb 18, 2013 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, awards, 200-pgs
Started off slow but by the time I finished this I was impressed. Very good!
S. Haraldsdóttir
May 10, 2017 S. Haraldsdóttir rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Anne
Jan 30, 2017 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cette histoire me fait vivre tous mes souvenirs, toutes mes folies de l'âge 22 mais j'ai eu de la chance... J'aime la description de l'âme, de la culpabilité, des pensées de Jérémy à chaque réveil. En effet, on se bat chaque jour pour que les mauvaises pensées ne nous gagnent pas et pourtant c'est la vie. Enfin, ce que j'aime le plus c'est la paternité, la compréhension, le lien affectif, invisible entre Jérémy et Simon. Celle que Thomas n'a pas pu avoir
The Books Blender
Lo premetto: il libro non mi è particolarmente piaciuto. Mi è sembrato, come dire, una semplice storiella: parecchi i luoghi comuni, comportamenti dei personaggi un po’ troppo fuori dal seminato e, alla fin fine, anche un po’ troppo prevedibile. Ben inteso, dal mio punto di vista, non mancano i lati positivi: primo fra tutti si legge agilmente. Sono solo 199 pagine, quindi in un pomeriggio si inizia e si finisce. Punto secondo, sono solo 10€ (che, però, a parer mio, comunque, potrebbero essere s ...more
Brittany
Feb 19, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any fans of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or "Memento"? This next book is unlike anything I've ever read, in a good way--no, in a fantastic way.

This book was written in France, won the Grand Prix Jean d'Ormesson (which is a French book award that rewards a work capable, by both writing skill and originality, to promote the French language) and has been translated into 15 different languages since.

Our protagonist, Jeremy, commits suicide on his 20th birthday after confessing his love to
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Linda
Dec 04, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At two hundred eighty-seven pages, Thierry Cohen’s Still with Me is a fast and suspenseful read that I’d initially chosen for its brevity and otherworldly content. What I didn’t expect was a deep philosophical experience—with so widely a religious/human issue as suicide—written in such clear language.

Published by AmazonCrossing in 2012, Still with Me was originally published in France, and won France’s Grand Prix Jean d’Ormesson in 2007. It has been published in fifteen countries with the versio
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Rebecca
Mar 08, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I made myself finish this. It was translated from French to English. As with many translations, I imagine the book is better in the original language. That being said, this book is like an episode of the Twilight Zone. From the start, I was dismayed and praying that the whole book wouldn't be some dream that Jeremy's mind created to make sense of his choice to die. Sadly, the whole book is what I feared.

On only a few random birthdays throughout his life, Jeremy awakens and has that one day as h
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Minh Trang
Feb 17, 2016 Minh Trang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Một cuốn sách mà mình nghĩ rất cần thiết phải đưa ngay cho những ai có ý định tự tử, thực sự là rất cần thiết ấy.
Câu chuyện này có môtíp giống với một cuốn mình mới đọc gần đây là Giây phút này của bác Musso. Trong Cuộc đời chín ngày, Jeremy đã cố gắng tự tử vào ngày sinh nhật 20 tuổi của mình, nhưng anh ta đã không chết. Kỳ lạ hơn nữa là anh đã tỉnh dậy vào sinh nhật lần thứ 21 của mình, và không có chút ký ức nào về một năm qua. Cứ như thể anh ta đã rơi tõm vào cuộc sống của một người xa lạ. S
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Lune
Sep 08, 2011 Lune rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
On m'avait dit du bien de ce livre, se définissant, je cite, "comme un mélange entre Lévy et Musso" (sic) N'ayant jamais lu aucun de ces deux auteurs et étant un peu obligée d'en vendre de par mon travail, je me suis dit qu'autant faire d'une pierre deux coups et découvrir 3 auteurs un peu en même temps, m'épargnant ainsi la lecture des pavés des auteurs précités.
Hé bien autant dire tout de suite que je ne suis pas prête de m'y mettre ! Le livre de Thierry Cohen est insipide, écrit sans talent l
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Mai Lien Nguyen
Đọc cuộc đời 9 ngày, xong đi ngủ. Biết ngay là sẽ mơ hãi hùng nhưng không đọc xong chắc thấy còn ghê hơn.
Ơ bìa người ta so sánh Thierry Cohen với những Marc Levy, những Guillaume Musso nhưng truyện này liên quan nhiều đến tôn giáo hơn. Chuyện ngoài lề, hôm trước lên thư viện đọc lại Que serai je sans toi của GM mà phải thốt lên "trời ơi, sao sến tói mức độ này! Xin lỗi bản thân không hiểu sao trước kia mình đọc được" à thì, chắc là giờ đọc lại 1 số truyện có khi vẫn đọc, nhưng đúng là thấy sến k
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Born in Casablanca, Morocco, Thierry Cohen moved to France at the age of two in a family with five children. After a dramatic childhood, he found comfort reading books. He discovered literature, particularly American, for its diversity and richness (Hemingway, Steinbeck, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jack Kerouac, John Fante, Norman Mailer, Jim Harrison, Philip Roth, etc.). He began writing without telli ...more
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